Funds for Watergate Common Area Renovations and Building Fire Suppression will come from WCA reserves. No special assessment is planned or expected.
New Interior Finshes - Upper Floor Residential Corridors and Lobby Landings
Renovation Work In All 27 Lobbies Finished on Schedule!
Unit ID Lighting
The unit ID lighting is installed in two phases. The picture on the bottom left is the new lighting fixture and the light diffuser. The picture on the bottom right is the wave logo light cover that will go over the light diffuser you see in your hallway now. The light cover and slate blue gray unit ID panel will be installed with the new signage package over the course of the next two years.
New Carpeting, Paint , Wall Coverings, Furniture and Finishes Coming Soon!
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Lighting, Asbestos Abatement, Fire Suppression ("LAAFS") Project
Lighting, Asbestos Treatment, Fire Alarm Changes, Fire Sprinklers, and Interior Finshes and Furnishings Tentative Project Schedule
The Common Area Lighting, Alarm, Asbestos Treatment, and Fire Suppression work will begin in early May 2012 starting at the E Building and continuing to Buildings C, A, D, B and F. It will take an average of 56 days per building and is expected to take 20 to 30 months to complete all six buildings.
This part of the project is scheduled to begin in the E Building lobbies at 4 Captain, 6 Captain and 8 Captain and move on to the next building. Each lobby will require the removal of acoustical ceiling material and wall covering. Benchmark Environmental Engineers will be monitoring the air quality control while PW Stephens Contractor will conduct the abatement work. There will be corridor, stairwell and lobby access limitations during construction. Lobbies will be closed one at a time, for 2 – 4 days. No mail will be delivered for one day, with partial accessibility to mail boxes the following day. Notices confirming construction dates will be sent out to building residents and posted in the building lobbies so residents can plan for alternate access to their unit.
After the lobby work is completed, the next phase of the project will be to move vertically into the building. Notices will be mailed to owners and residents approximately 10 days before their scheduled construction date requesting access to their unit. Gill’s Electric will start on the second floor and move up, removing the existing corridor light fixtures and replacing them with temporary lights. PW Stephens will then initiate abatement work next to prepare openings for the installation of light fixtures, fire sprinklers, pipes and soffit covers, and fire alarm adjustments and connections. PW Stephens will bore a 2-inch hole opening above the door of each unit to accommodate a sprinkler head as part of the fire suppression system. Chubb Fire Alarm will also access the unit to disconnect the LED box wiring above the entry door.
During this project, there will be construction noise and increased activity in the common area hallways from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Benchmark Engineers will be monitoring and documenting air quality in the corridors after the ceiling and wall penetration work are completed. Mini enclosures or similar containment may be used in the construction areas and unit access may be limited during construction hours.
Please continue to have patience and a sense of humor as we work together in facilitating the ongoing renovations and safety improvements here at Watergate.
New Carpet Tiles Installed in Prototype "Mini Model"
(Posted: 7/27/ 2011)
From the Desk of General Manager Tim Sutherland: I am pleased to report that the final carpet tile selection is available for viewing at the Watergate office and the CARS 3rd floor prototype area in the E building between 6 and 8 Captain Drive. The interior paint colors, carpet, E356 and E360 unit doors, tile and wallpaper treatments (minus the doorbells), and the metal soffit enclosure are coordinated to present a “mini-model” of what the hallways and unit doors will look like throughout Watergate when the interior renovation project is completed winter 2015. The lighting and fire suppression project will begin late 2011/early 2012 and is expected to take 24 to 30 months to complete buildings E, C, A, D, B and F. Once three buildings (E, C and A) have the fire sprinklers and hallway lighting installed, the goal is to begin the paint, wall finishes and carpet renovations in the E building and move along to C, A, D, B and F. This is in exciting time at Watergate, and we look forward to working together to continue maintaining and renovating your one-of-kind property.
Slate Blue/Gray Color Scheme Selected for Residential Corridors, Interior Signage, Unit Doors and Wall Treatments
Slate Blue/Gray Scheme - Residential Upper Floors
New Corridor Carpet
Lobby Landing Carpet
CARS Committee - Final Conceptual Design Recommendation - March 21st at 6:30 p.m.
After meeting over a 3 year period, the CARS committee is prepared to present their final conceptual design recommendation to the Board at the Monday, March 21, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Clipper Club. We hope to see you there!
Common Area Renovations and Signs Prototype Comment Period - October 2010
→Lighting, Asbestos Abatement & Fire Suppression--Winter 2012 - Fall 2013 (Funding approved 10/24/2011) (E - 2012, C - 2012, A - 2012, D - 2013, B - 2013 and F - 2013)
→Interior Finishes and Furnishings--Fall 2012 - Winter 2015 (E - 2014, C - 2014, A - 2015, D - 2015, B - 2016, and F - 2016) All replacement project funding and project schedules and are subject to board approval.
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